Srinagar, Dec 30: Six Jash-e-Mohammad militants were killed in two overnight gunfights in south Kashmir, police said on Thursday. Three each militants were killed in Dooru Anantnag and Mirhama Kulgam, police said. A policeman and two army soldiers were also injured in the gunfight at Nowgam Dooru Anantnag and condition of former is stated to be serious.
Regarding Mirhama operation, officials said that Police alongwith Army’s (9RR) and CRPF (18Bn) launched a joint cordon and search operation.
According to a police spokesman, the house where the militants were trapped was cordoned and initially civilians were evacuated to the safer areas and an opportunity for surrender was given to the trapped militants. However, he claimed that the militants denied it and opened indiscriminate fire upon the cordon party which was retaliated, leading to gunfight.
The killed militants have been identified as Mohammad Shafi Dar of Tral, Uzair Ahmad of Mirhama and one Foreign (Pakistani) militant Shahidalias Shahzaid who was listed among top most wanted list of militants in J&K, he said.
“Incriminating material including 02 AK47 and one M4 rifles along with Ammunition were recovered from the encounter site,” he said.